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  1. Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts”, with its swathe of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this year.A peek at Chanel’s latest Mademoiselle Privé Tokyo exhibitionNew designer Virginie Viard teamed up with film director Sofia Coppola this season to imagine a cinematic opus that saw the house’s 1920s Rue Cambon atelier – replete with crystal…
  2. Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent spring/summer 2020 fashion show was a luminous tribute to the City of Lights. Staged in the background of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the runway was formed by pillars of synchronised white light beams stemming from the ground of the deep dark stadium.Is the plushest hotel room in Paris?With a nod to Parisian style, the show brought spectators on a nostalgic, glamorous tour of the 70s. Models paraded the runway with cool attitudes, armed in super sleek outfits,…
  3. Nadége Vanhee-Cybulski, who had recently returned from maternity leave, presented the Hermès spring/summer 2020 collection at Paris Fashion Week in September. In this collection, she embodies the woman of today in the ultra-luxurious Hermès space.The show notes suggested that this season was all about redefining beauty for Hermès (“We had almost forgotten that the idea could also be altered”), and make no mistake: the 41-year-old French designer, who took the helm as creative director at Hermès…
  4. Few accessories are as symbolic as Christian Dior’s Lady Dior handbag. Its signature round handles and cannage motif are architectural and elegant, creating what the brand calls an “ode to femininity’s multiple nature”. Reinventing itself time and again – much like the modern woman – while maintaining the Dior spirit and acknowledging the house’s history, Lady Dior has once again been reinterpreted as a bag – and as art.Dior celebrates the late Peter Lindbergh with 2-volume bookThe fourth…
  5. Filipino designers are putting their stamp on the global fashion industry in no uncertain terms. When talking about the splash they are making, many high-profile names spring to mind. However, it surely all starts with US-based Filipino designer Monique Lhuillier, whose eponymous brand is a gigantic name in today’s fashion world.Lhuillier’s inspirational journey towards fashion began in the 90s when she and her husband Tom Bugbee launched the brand, best known for its top-notch luxury,…
  6. Away from the developing impeachment inquiry at home, US president Donald Trump flew to Britain for the 70th Nato summit. In the middle of a series of meetings with senior leaders from the world, Trump attended an anniversary event at Buckingham Palace on December 3 hosted by Queen Elizabeth.From Trump to Lam – dissecting the style statements of 6 women in politicsCompared to his last royal visit in June when he was accompanied by his wife, first lady Melania, and children, Donald Jr, Eric,…
  7. North America might have been the birthplace of the branded residence concept, accounting for 40 per cent of completed schemes, but Asia-Pacific is home to most upcoming supply.A new report from Savills World Research says the Asia-Pacific, led by Thailand and Vietnam, has 23 per cent of the global pipeline either in planning or under construction, followed by the Middle East and North Africa region at 21 per cent, where the United Arab Emirates and Egypt account for most of the forthcoming…
  8. Young, wealthy and seeking luxury experiences: these are the people driving demand for high-end holiday homes in exotic locations, according to a new report. “The Allure of the Second Home: Why Affluent Buyers are Displaying Confidence in Resort Markets 2019”, produced by Luxury Portfolio International, is based on the findings of YouGov Affluent Perspective, a global consumer research study in 26 countries and five continents.Why millennial millionaires are flocking to CaliforniaThe report…
  9. White truffles from Alba are arguably the food of the gods. We checked out the best places around Hong Kong to sample the decadent earthy flavours of this funghi.1. Nicolini’sThe esteemed Italian institution housed inside the Conrad Hotel is famous for its authentic champagne brunch. This year chef Riccardo Catarsi created a sumptuous new menu from jet-fresh white truffles from Alba, Italy.Diners can look forward to items like pan-fried foie gras, Jerusalem artichokes, sweet shallots and white…
  10. California has the most innovative technological development and bustling business ideas in the United States. The home to Silicon Valley is every tech lover and entrepreneur’s dream. The boldness, experimental thought and refreshing business ideas of many CEOs from this state have helped them become very wealthy and their stories inspire budding entrepreneurs. Here are the wealthiest CEOs in California:  Jeff Bezos, AmazonThis dynamic CEO is the richest boss in California. He has led Amazon…